John Fredericks, who twice served as Trump’s Virginia state director, described the state GOP as “a dumpster fire.” He predicted that Trump would get involved personally, though more likely in the general election than the Republican nominating contest.
As for Chase, Trump’s most passionate ally in the race, Fredericks fears that she’s not viable in a general election because of her “shenanigans.”
“The word I get from Republicans is that she’s exhausting,” he said. “They’ve had enough.”
Chase insists she has a history of winning “impossible races.” She was first elected to the General Assembly in 2015 after she knocked off a longtime incumbent who had far outraised her in the primary.